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12 August 2015 10:35 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Intervention of Elections Commissioner could stop mud-slinging targeting the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), the party said today.

JVP Propaganda Secretary and Gampaha District Candidate Vijitha Herath told a media briefing that false documents had been prepared to sling mud at the JVP.

He said this had gone to the extent of preparing false manifestos by interested people.

He also drew attention to a fake Facebook page, claimed to be party General Secretary Tilvin Silva’s official FB page.

Herath said this situation had risen following the support, which the party had received from most Venerable Maha Nayaka Theras of the Asgiriya and Malwattu Chapters, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Anglican Church and host of others.

Meanwhile, he said his party had accepted the suggestion that voting rights be given to a person, when he or she reaches the age 16.

He said the youth of today, who had reached the age of 16, are knowledgeable and capable of using their votes.

He said a person get to vote only when he reached 20 or 21 practically though it is accepted that anyone over the age of 18 was eligible to cast vote.

He said in the Netherlands, Cuba, Brazil and Norway, a person gets the chance to vote when he or she reached 16.

He said JVP was set to become a kingmaker after the next election. However, he said JVP would not become ally of any party. (Sanath Desmond)

Video by Sanath Desmond


  Comments - 4

  • lkboy Wednesday, 12 August 2015 04:24 PM

    Actually the voting-age in this country should be increased to 21!

    patriot Wednesday, 12 August 2015 04:41 PM

    16 years old is easy for you guys to brain wash.

    kamalhot1 Wednesday, 12 August 2015 04:59 PM

    Good, we wish all the best to JVP.

    surasena Wednesday, 12 August 2015 05:13 PM

    Do not worry, the voters are knowledgeable enough to understand what is original and what is fake

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